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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wednesday Sketch Challenge

I wasn't going to participate in this weeks Sketch Challenge, for a couple of reasons. One we had just gotten back today from a few days up in Duluth. A short mini R & R. It was chilly up there but beautiful. I don't mind the cold, I much prefer winter over summer any day, so this "chilly" was just fine with me. We did some shopping and hiking and walking around the Canal Park area. We did get to see one ship come in. We didn't have it in our plans to wait for a ship to come in but we just happened to be walking on the boardwalk and saw a ship out in the distance. As we walked closer to the canal we could tell it was an incoming ship so we waited for it to come in. I took a lot of photos of it on my little pocket camera but for some odd reason I only got a couple of shots. I think it's time to get a new pocket camera. I was wishing I had brought my bigger camera but like I said we weren't planning on seeing a ship come in. Oh well. It's not like we've never seen one come into port before. It's always fun to see where they come from too. This one was a Canadian ship.

Anyway, back to my card. The sketch showed a square card and I really wasn't up for that kind of challenge but there were finished samples of the layout and one of them used a regular size card. SO that is what I went with.

For my card I used the Stampin' Up! "Upsy Daisy" set. The words were done on the computer and the decorative paper is from the "Sending Love" Specialty Paper. I have a few small pieces left and the ones I had were big enough for this card!! Color me happy there! I LOVE that paper and will be sorry to see it go after the end of the month.

I used the Direct to Rubber technique. I colored directly on the rubber with markers. I huffed on it and then stamped the image.

It was a very simple card using this Upsy Daisy stamp. I have used this stamp for several technique pages but not too many cards. I do like the set but have not used it much on cards. SO this was a perfect opportunity to use it!

Now, I really wanted to make it into a birthday card but I didn't have any "Happy Birthday" words printed out on vanilla card stock so I paged through the words I did have printed on vanilla and this is what I got. It's ok, it's good to have one on hand, just in case. And I can always remove the words and add Happy Birthday later too (after I get over the "lazies" and print a page of them out!!).

If you have time give this sketch a try, it is a lot of fun.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Anonymous said...

Very pretty card, Wanda.
I love that stamp set and have not used it near enough. Thanks for sharing this with us.


PepPop said...

Gorgeous card Wanda. Love the pastel pink very pretty. Jaqui x

Unknown said...

Beautiful job Wanda, glad you were able to get away for a bit;)

Janine A said...

Wow Wanda,

As usual another beautiful card!!

Janine A